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Greater Boston Health Center of Boston, MA

Women's Health Clinic

Operated by: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

We accept many insurance plans. If you don't have insurance, affordable coverage options may be available.

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Contact Info

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1055 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 USA

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Google Map of Greater Boston Health Center of Boston, MA

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Phone: 800-258-4448 Call Now

Fax: 617-616-1617

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Language

English; Spanish; interpretation available for other languages

Book an appointment.

Conveniently book your appointment online. Depending on the service you're looking for, appointment times vary. Be sure to select your reason for visit first, and then select an appointment time.

To make an appointment by phone, call 800-258-4448

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Hours & Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Notes

Exceptions to normal hours of operation:

Saturday, September 2nd -Closed
Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) - Closed
Tuesday, September 19th; Our office will open at 9:15 AM.

**In the case of bad weather, please call prior to your appointment for information about closings.**
We welcome walk-in patients based on availability. We suggest you call ahead. You may find it more convenient to schedule an appointment.

Just want to talk?
Our Sexual Health Counseling and Referral Hotline is here for you. Call 1-877-686-5772 option 3. All calls to our hotline are:
 
  • Confidential
    Anonymous
    100% free of charge

Hours of Operation

Day Hours
Mon 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wed 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sun Closed

Affordable Plans & Accepted Insurance

Most birth control and annual well-woman exams will be covered for free, with no copay. If you don't have insurance, affordable coverage options may be available for you - check out what you may qualify for. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care. We cover the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Celticare
  • Cigna
  • Fallon
  • Harvard-Pilgrim
  • Health New England
  • MassHealth
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Tufts
  • Unicare
  • United
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Additional Information

Appointment Information

Birth control refill pick ups are available: any time we are open.

Planned Parenthood is proud to offer same day prescription refills. If you have an existing prescription with us, you can call to request to refill your birth control before noon, and your prescription will be available for pick up after 2pm on the SAME DAY. Please call ahead to verify pick-up hours.

Please note that if you are using health insurance to cover the cost of your prescription, there may be restrictions on how many refills you can receive at one time.

At this health center you can come in for appointments that do not require a medical exam. For example, birth control education and supplies; emergency contraception (morning after pill); pregnancy testing and counseling; STD testing; testing and treatment for urinary tract infections.

We do not provide childcare services. We request that you please make childcare arrangements.

Children under the age of 1 are not allowed to wait unsupervised in the waiting area.

How to Find Us
Click above to "View Map & Directions" or call 1-800-258-4448. You can take the MBTA Green B Line or 57 bus to the Babcock Street stop. Look for the bright blue Planned Parenthood banners outside of our building, next to Star Market. If you are driving, metered street parking is available; please bring quarters - each quarter is worth 12 minutes on the meter.

Payment Information

If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale.

Please bring the following documents:

  • pay stub
  • photo ID
  • proof of residence

Fees for services are based on your household income.

Please bring proof of income when you arrive for your visit.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Money Orders
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BMC HealthNet, Celticare, Cigna, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Massachusetts Medicaid/MassHealth, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health, Tufts, United Healthcare. Coverage for services may vary by plan, so please contact your insurance provider for specific coverage information.

Payment is expected at time of service.

If you plan to pay for your visit with a credit card that is not your own, you must bring a letter from the cardholder with you.

Insurance Information

Please see the provided list of insurance plans to find out which ones include Planned Parenthood as an in-network provider.

Most health insurance plans now cover prescription birth control, annual wellness exams, and HIV and STI screenings with no copay, and many other services with some copay required. You should contact your health insurance company directly to confirm that the services you are interested in are covered, and what, if any, out-of-pocket costs you are required to pay.

Please be sure to bring your insurance card to your visit.

If you do not have health insurance, visit PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org to find out how to get more affordable coverage and what to consider when choosing a plan.

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

This health center is run by a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Learn more about our services.